November 16, 2021

Community Guidelines

At stackstream, our mission is to provide the best shared coding experience created by our growing community that is a dedicated safe space for developers to interact. 

By using stackstream, you agree to these guidelines in addition to our Terms of Service. We value these guidelines and provide them to foster a respectful, positive, encouraging and lawful environment. We may provide additional guidelines or exceptions, which are applicable for certain services on stackstream.

Any guidelines provided by on stackstream apply to any and all user-generated content, as well as any and all activities on stackstream.

This is considered a living document we will make regular updates to based on the evolution of the stackstream site and service.

We want to foster and protect this community, which is why we at stackstream reserve the right to suspend any account at any time and for any conduct we deem inappropriate or harmful. Violations of these guidelines can result in removal of content, reprimand of the account, and/or suspension of account(s). 

Comply with the Law

You must respect all applicable local, national, and international laws while using the stackstream service. Any content or activity featuring, encouraging, offering, or advertising illegal activity is prohibited.

This also includes committing or aiding in the defacement, theft, or deliberate destruction of public or another person’s private property without previous permission on stream.

Suspension Evasion

You can appeal the suspension of your account if you feel it has been suspended unrightfully. However, all suspensions are binding and without exception until expiration or removal upon successful appeal.

You may not attempt to circumvent an account suspension by using other accounts or identities, or by an appearance on another user’s account. In any of the aforementioned cases, we reserve the right to take additional action against your account(s). This can include a prolonged suspension, up to an indefinite suspension.

In order to keep this community a safe and fair space, we ask that you do not knowingly feature or advertise a suspended user. While we understand that there may be circumstances beyond your control, where suspended users may appear on your stream, however, we ask that you make a good faith effort to remove them from your stream, mute them, or limit their interaction with your stream.

Never glorify Self-Destructive Behavior

We want our community to be a place of consideration. Therefore, any life-endangering activity or such behavior leading to your physical harm is not allowed on stackstream. Such activities may include but are not limited to suicide threats, illegal drug use or alcohol consumption, dangerous or distracted driving, and intentional physical harm.

Please note that due to the sensitivity of such behavior and this topic in general, we do not tolerate any such behavior on stackstream. No exceptions are being made for self-destructive behavior made as a joke, to entertain, or when the behavior could reasonably be expected to cause physical harm.

Internationality on stackstream

We want stackstream to be an inclusive, positive and diverse community. This also means that your streams may be broadcasted around the world. We ask that you are mindful of what you show in your streams. Please be aware of what you are showing on your desktop and browser during your stream, what can be seen in the environment surrounding you, as well as what you are wearing or displaying on your body, if you stream a video feed with your webcam / camera. If you have to ask yourself whether something is appropriate, chances are it is not.

Threats and Violence

Any act and threat of violence is not tolerated on stackstream. Please be aware that any and every such threat or act will be taken seriously and we will suspend all accounts associated with any such behavior indefinitely. For the sake of transparency, such acts or threats include but are not limited to use of weapons to physically threaten, intimidate, harm, or kill others, threats to physically harm or kill others, as well as any attempt of such behavior, and threats to hack, DDOS, or SWAT others, as well as attempting to do so. 

Our community has no room for any content depicting, glorifying, encouraging, or supporting terrorism, violent extremist actors or any act of such kind. This includes displaying or linking terrorist or extremist propaganda, even with the intention of denouncing such behavior and content.

Please be aware that this also includes threatening or encouraging others to commit acts that would or will result in physical harm to others, groups of people, or property destruction.

Should there ever be a situation where you witness a user losing control of their stream due to injury, a medical emergency, a police action, or being targeted with violence, we reserve the right to temporarily remove the channel and associated content.

Should we ever feel an individual’s use of stackstream poses a high likelihood of inciting violence, we reserve the right to preemptively suspend such accounts.

Hateful Conduct and Harassment

In respect to stackstream being a diverse and encouraging community, we do not allow any promotion or engouragement of discrimination, defamation, harassment or violence against others based on their ethnicity, race, color, caste, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, medical condition, or disability. 

Please be aware that we drive a zero-tolerance policy for any hateful conduct and will act on any and every valid reported incident of hateful conduct. 

Any incident of harassment will be treated the same way as hateful conduct incidents. Stalking, inciting bodily harm, personal and/or hostile attacks, and malicious false reporting, as well as sexual harassment, have no place on stackstream and we reserve the right to suspend any account or user making such threats.

Unauthorized Sharing of Personal Information

Any content that contains private personal information or property may not be shared on stackstream. This includes 

  1. personal identifiable information (real name, location, ID)
  2. restricted or protected social profiles
  3. any information from aforementioned profiles
  4. any content violating another person’s reasonable expectation of privacy (e.g. streaming from a private place without permission)

Impersonation and False Declarations

At stackstream, we don’t allow any content or activity impersonating another individual or organisation, as well as any attempt to misrepresent yourself as a stackstream representative. Please note that any such action will result in an immediate and indefinite suspension of your stackstream account. Don’t put any fake, misleading, or inaccurate information in your profile, impersonate other people or entities, falsely attribute someone else’s work, or engage in schemes or third-party services to boost your account engagement.

Spam, Scams, and Other Malicious Content

Help us keep stackstream community free of spam, scams, and other malicious content. This includes any content or activity that disrupts interrupts, harms, or otherwise violates the integrity of stackstream. To give you an idea of activity that can potentially harm the integrity of stackstream, we have created a list for you to refer back to:

Such activity includes:

  • Misinformation (like faking a distress or posting misleading metadata)
  • Tampering (this can include artificially inflating follow or live viewer stats)
  • Defacing, or attempting to deface, website pages or other stackstream services (including, but not limited to uploading inappropriate or malicious content)
  • Phishing
  • Posting large amounts of repetitive, unwanted messages
  • Defrauding others
  • Spreading malware or viruses
  • Selling or sharing user accounts

Nudity, Pornography and Other Sexual Content

We understand that nudity can be a creative and artistic way to express oneself. However, the display of nudity in any way, shape, or form is not permitted on stackstream. This includes, but is not limited to photos, videos and other digitally created content that contain sexual acts, services, or intercourse, nudity, genitals, sexually suggestive content or activities, promote sexual violence or exploitation, as well as and especially any depiction of minors in a sexual manner.

Extreme Violence, Gore, and Other Obscene Conduct

Content that focuses on gore and violence is prohibited.

Intellectual Property Rights

Most countries have set the intellectual property rights as a claim that protects original work. For streaming on stackstream, this means that you should only share content in your or other people’s rooms that you own, or that you have the rights or authorization to share on stackstream. If this is not the case, you may be infringing another person’s intellectual property rights. This also includes any third party content that is included in your content, any derivative creations, or performances of others’ copyrighted content.

Please assess your content for applicable copyright and intellectual property laws and make sure you have all the necessary licenses or permissions before sharing your content on stackstream.

To give you a better idea of content you should not share on stackstream without permission from the original copyright owners, or unless it is otherwise permitted by law, we have accumulated the following list:

  • content from other sites
  • movies
  • television shows 
  • sports matches
  • pirated content
  • content from unauthorized private servers
  • music you don’t own or don’t have the license to share

Content Labelling

We understand that, especially when a problem needs to be solved as quickly as possible, adding the topic, description, technologies, and tags can be a tedious thing to do before a session. However, other users will be able to understand the topic a lot better just by your description of it. So please choose whichever best describes your content. Any deliberate or extensive misuse of titles, tags, topics, or other metadata is not allowed.

Grant of Rights to stackstream

We ask you to acknowledge again that, as set forth in our Terms of Service, by livestreaming, you grant to stackstream the irrevocable, fully paid-up, worldwide right, license and priviledge to the following:

Record the livestream including any presentation materials and allow for the livestream to be available for viewing on various platforms.

Use, record, distribute, publish, publicly display the streamer's name, likeness, picture, photo, image, voice, appearance, and performance; and

Use, copy, reproduce, modify, distribute, make derivative works of, publicly perform, and publicly display any and all visual materials you choose to share during the livestream.